Monday, June 5, 2017

Many Blessings and a Prayer Request

Dear Friends,

We just wanted to give you a quick update, and share how God has answered your prayers! We also want to share an urgent prayer request with you, but first, some praise reports.

After a marathon of preparations, we arrived safely in Canada! And it feels good to be back.

God has also answered your prayers both for a car and for a homebase for the month of June in amazing ways!
Dean called a Christian car dealer to explain that we were coming back for only two months, and asked if he had any ideas about wheels.  He said he'd been given a mini van that he was supposed to give away, and that if we would return it to him after two months, he could give it to us!  It was exactly what we needed, and is really the ideal scenario for us since it saved us the trouble of car shopping immediately after landing, and we don't even have to worry about selling it when we leave.  Thank you Lord!

Regarding a homebase: we actually had several generous offers for a place to stay! We chose to split our time between several homes in Western, Eastern and Central Ontario, so that we never have to travel too far to speaking engagements, saving many hours of driving.

In the 2 1/2 weeks we have been back we have attended a 4 day conference, seen hundreds of people, spoken at 5 events, traveled to 2 States and all across Ontario, had numerous medical tests and gotten 19 needles between the 6 of us (with more to come). We have also been busy with various administrative things, such as new passport applications, Driver's License renewal, etc. 

But there is one thing that we are striking out on:
Before we left Malawi we were told that Christopher would likely need dental surgery to remove his wisdom teeth. But the doctor in Malawi is not able to do the x-rays or to do such an operation. We were therefore advised to do it here if possible. But we seem to be unable to find someone who can see him on such short notice, or who is willing to see him without x-rays and a referral already in place.
So, we're still looking, and we need your prayers.  And please let us know if you know of a dental surgeon in Central or Eastern Ontario who may have a heart for missionaries. :)  We would love to have this done in June, if possible, since we leave in July.

It's good to be back, and to see many friends and family. People have been incredibly hospitable and generous. It's also been fun to see Elianna's excitement at all the new things she sees and experiences here. To her, all of North America seems to be like Disney World! :)

Thanks so much for your prayers and support!

With much love and appreciation,

The Babcocks

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